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They excelled again, those creative engineers at Native Instruments, this time partnering up with Galaxy Instruments’ sound design genius Uli Baronowsky, who was also at the helm for NI’s Rise & Hit and Una Corda. Wow, wow and then some!

Native Instruments launches open file format Stems

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Native Instruments announces Stems support in TRAKTOR software and hardware and a catalog of Stems releases

Berlin, August 3, 2015 – Native Instruments today proudly launches Stems – a new multi-track audio format that introduces enhanced performance possibilities for DJs and a new paradigm for the music industry as a whole. The format has been widely embraced throughout the industry, and major online music stores are already set to release hundreds of tracks from top artists and labels in Stems format. To mark the launch of the new technology, Native Instruments is offering special pricing on TRAKTOR KONTROL S8, D2, and F1 – the first Stems-ready DJ controllers.

Developed by Native Instruments, Stems is an open file format providing the ability to freely interact with a track’s four different musical elements – such as drums, bass, keys and vocals. Each stem’s volume, filter, and effects settings can be controlled independently to create instant new mixes, mashups, instrumentals, a cappellas, and more. Since Stems was announced in May 2015, six major online retailers Beatport, Bleep, Juno, Traxsource, whatpeopleplay, and Wasabeat have officially begun stocking hundreds of releases from prominent artists and labels in Stems format on their respective sites. From some of 2015’s biggest albums to favorite hits, the list of labels releasing in Stems format is continuously growing. Some quotes from leading early adopters and online stores:

Beatport – Clark Warner (Executive Creative Director): “Native Instruments’ Stems format is a groundbreaking step in the evolution of DJ technology, and Beatport is proud to feature tracks using the technology. Hundreds of tracks from the likes of Joris Voorn, M.A.N.D.Y., and Kaiserdisco, as well as from labels like Toolroom, Minus, and Spinnin’ Records, are available in the Beatport Pro store today, and we encourage all labels and artists to support this multitrack format going forward.”

Traxsource – Brian Tappert: “NI has launched exactly the right product at exactly the right time. Traxsource is behind Stems 100 percent and we are extremely excited by the possibilities.”

Label Worx (UK) “Label Worx is very excited to be part of this great new format for the launch. We are fully supporting this new format with our Distribution, Promo and Mastering service all ready for the launch date. We believe there is a lot of potential in this new format and are excited to be part of it.”

Paradise Distribution (Germany) “The NI Stems format is a radical but logical step towards the next level of creativity & exploitation.”

Symphonic Distribution (USA) “Native Instruments is no stranger to amazing innovation and they’ve stepped it up a notch with the new Stems initiative. With the download market in a state of decline, they’ve created a new and effective method for many Djs and Producers to make revenue but also for fans of these Djs and Producers to be able to express themselves through music in ways that nobody has been able to emulate. We’re extremely thrilled to be a part of Native Instruments’ Stems project and will definitely see a lot of the music industry in terms of EDM going this route as this truly is something that we think will not only grow, but become MASSIVE.”

Finetunes (Germany): “As one of the leading distributors of Electronic music, finetunes is thrilled to be part of the Stems launch. The potential we have already seen in Traktor Remix Sets has now, with Stems, been taken to the a whole new level – providing an exciting tool for professional and bedroom DJs and live performing artists alike. We are looking forward to a whole new business opportunity evolving around this new audio format and will be encouraging and supporting our artists and labels to help them get involved with Stems.”

The rapidly growing Stems community will come together at www.stems-music.com and followers get the latest news via hashtag #playstems. For more information and to see the new file format put in action by leading DJs, go here.

▶ TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 – the future is now – YouTube

This company – NATIVE INSTRUMENTS – are so creative and innovative when it comes to creating a DJ’s heaven on earth! Killer products, check this teaser out!

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Native Instruments: High-octane Holidays | Specials

The spirit of Christmas according to Native Instruments: Check out these holiday give aways – but for a limited time only! Can’t wait to hear Supercharger work on some of my material!High-octane Holidays | Specials.

Native Instruments Introduces STATIC FRICTION Expansion for MASCHINE

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New MASCHINE Expansion delivers the straight-up, energized sound of tech house to MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO

Berlin, July 18, 2013 – Native Instruments today released STATIC FRICTION – a new MASCHINE Expansion designed to provide the driving, international sound of tech house. The Expansion features 33 drum kits loaded with new kicks, snares, hi-hats, and claps, as well as seven Special Kits containing analog spring reverb samples, Ride and Snare kits optimized for live performance, and additional Spoken and Radio Voice Kits for additional textures. New MASSIVE presets provide exclusive basses, leads, pads, and effects for added variety. Optimized for live performance of tech house, STATIC FRICTION is available for MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO. A compact version is also available for iMASCHINE.

STATIC FRICTION’s sound set is built on a foundation of modern and classic drum sounds carefully matched to represent a full range of tech house styles. Organic, saturated bass and synth patterns provide melodic elements representative of the genre. These are complemented by a brand-new set of MASSIVE presets, offering producers an ample array of tools for creating an individual sound. The Expansion also delivers an exclusive set of special elements essential for authentic tech house production. An analog reverb unit was recorded as the spring was struck and ‘played’ like an instrument. The resulting high-quality samples add a unique, metallic texture to STATIC FRICTION’s sonic palette. Spoken and Radio Voice Kits recorded just for this Expansion let producers add catchy vocal hooks to their dancefloor productions.

STATIC FRICTION’s workflow is specifically tailored to live performance. The seven Special Kits pre-load with samples of a single instrument category. When performing, producers can solo, mute, and trigger various spring reverb and voice samples, snares, or rides. This provides a fun and intuitive way to instantly change the texture of tracks, embellish a live DJ set with new sounds, or to create one of a kind, on-the-fly remixes.

Pricing and availability

STATIC FRICTION is available at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / ¥ 4800. A compact version of STATIC FRICTION is also available for iMASCHINE in the in-app store for $0.99 / 0,89 € / ¥ 85.


Further product information and press material Additional information on STATIC FRICTION is available at: www.native-instruments.com/staticfriction A digital press kit including picture material is available at: www.native-instruments.com/press.info 

About Native Instruments Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer-based music production and DJing. The company’s mission is to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all professions, styles and genres. The resulting products regularly push technological boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike. Native Instruments opened up the fascinating world of real-time sound synthesis on standard computers in 1996, and today offers an extensive product range for musicians, producers and DJs. The company currently employs over 350 people in its four offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Shenzhen and works closely with more than 40 international distribution partners to ensure its future growth and success.